Hello friends and welcome to the weekend! I hope that you all had a great week and are ready for some down time. For me, this weekend will consist of getting new tires for my car, celebrating my daughter-in-law’s birthday and hopefully celebrating a Dolphins win. Oh, there is that pesky little thing about getting ready for my surgery on Tuesday; got to start prepping tonight. How about you all? I would love to hear from you! Comment in the comment section, go to my FB page here, or shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ok, onward!
So, I have written about trust before but something happened yesterday and while I can’t get into specifics, the trust I had in someone is now gone and it inspired me to write about the subject again.
See for me there are two REALLY big hot points with me and trust is one of them. Included with trust is keeping one’s word. I feel like when you say you are going to do something, you should actually do it. I would have been great back in the day where million dollar deals were done just on a gentleman’s handshake. Not anymore, peoples’ word have become meaningless. We live in a world where even the closest of friends and family will lie, cheat, or throw you under the bus just to make themselves look good or to benefit themselves in some way. I know that no one is perfect, however, how hard is it to be a person of your word or not lie to those around you? Seems pretty easy but its not.
Some folks have “daddy issues” or “mommy issues”; I have “trust issues”. If I can’t trust you, then we are done. I’m not saying it would be impossible to earn that trust back, but it very rarely happens. Once that trust is gone, I literally can’t even be around you. Weird? Maybe. But in my life I need people around me that I can trust. I may not like the things you do or agree with all your positions on things, but if I can trust you, I can overlook just about anything.
Heck, maybe we really can’t ultimately trust anyone…This is what the Bible says about fully trusting.
“Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?“- Jeremiah 17:5-12
What say you my friends? How important is trust to you? Would love to hear your feelings on this as well. Have a great Saturday my friends….
Peace, Love, and Faith,